Can anyone identify the thing I found in one of my girl's eggs this morning. I've searched the internet and NONE of the pictures match what I've found. There was no blood at all so it's not a developing chick or meat spot and, while I haven't touched it with my own bare hand, when I poke it with utensils it feels very hard. Almost like gristle or maybe cartilage. I don't remember seeing the chalaza when the egg broke but that might have been because I was so shocked at the large white thing. I don't know if you can see it in the photos but but one side is rounded (1st photo) and the other side is flattish (2nd photo). I have six girls (no fellas) and they seem to be laying only two to three eggs between them for the last two months or so. I dosed them with Diatomaceous Earth for a good four weeks last month but that has been the only change in diet. The girls free range in the backyard all day long. I tried to be brave and just fish it out and continue cooking but my gag-reflex would not allow it, lol. Thanks for any feedback!